Aug 8, 2013 5:00pm EDT
attorneys, helping nidal hasan can't drop out of the case. >> reporter: well, kai, hassan's court-martial came to an abrupt halt when his stand by attorneys asked to be pulled from the case. the lawyers claim hassan is trying to get the death penalty. and say they will not help him be a martyr. hassan is representing himself in opening arguments admitted he was the gunman in the shooting. the judge ruled the defense attorneys are required to stay on the case. the lawyers are planning to appeal, claiming the judge is forcing them to violate professional rules of conduct. >> if convicted, hassan will face the death penalty. >>> stranded in kenya, a massive fire at the nairobi airport trapped nearly a dozen marylanders on a -- aide trips toaf rica. today, international flights resumed. but still could take days for some of tome get them. >>> forcing the suspension of international flights and choking a travel gateway. several maryland aide workers were in all of that chaos. >> they let us out on the tarmac. and basically, with only one international terminal, which was completely in flames.
Aug 7, 2013 5:00pm EDT
it a twist of the facts. the judge asked him to restate and he refused. hassan admit mitted to being -- admitted to being the shooter. >> and hassan, wanted to plead guilty, but military rules prohibit that in death penalty cases. >>> the trial of reputed boston mob boss whiteo bulger enters its second day of deliberations. bulger is accused of playing a role in the 19 killings while allegedly leading the winter hill gang. today, they asked the judge to clarify what it means to be a coconspirator. they also ruled that it fell within the statue of limitations. bulger was on the run for 17 years before being captured in 2011. >>> it is a record-setting time at the port of baltimore. officials say the amount of cargo that passed through was the most ever. they say a record was also set in june, when nearly 23,000 cars left the court for worldwide destinations. according to the state, the port of baltimore directly supports over 15,000 jobs. >>> time now for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in the baltimore sun. some are upset the white house has not yet filled the social